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Petition to Speed Up Sand Replenishment in Montauk

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 11:06
Ditch Plain as seen in January of 2021.
Christine Sampson

Concerned Citizens of Montauk have started a petition to urge the Army Corps of Engineers to replenish the downtown Montauk beaches this year, rather than postponing the long-planned project until 2023.

As part of a Fire Island to Montauk Point plan, the Army Corps was to have pumped about 450,000 cubic yards of dredged sand onto the downtown beaches beginning this year, but the project was again delayed.

"Without the sand, which is part of a long-term comprehensive plan to protect the downtown area, our beaches and community remain incredibly vulnerable," reads the petition posted at

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